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Martin Luther King (MLK) Day

January 15, 2021

On Monday, January 18, 2021, Americans will celebrate Martin Luther King (MLK) Day. The federal holiday, commemorated annually on the third Monday of January, serves multiple purposes. It honors the life and legacy of the activist who led the fight for racial equality, brings focus on current civil rights issues, highlights the power of using nonviolence to bring about social reform, and inspires young people to consider joining public service.

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COVID-19 Resources

January 14, 2021

View updated and current COVID-19 Resources.

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New York State Vaccination Webinar Invite

January 11, 2021

The New York State Department of Health will host a webinar for all people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this evening, 1/11/2021, from 7 pm until 8:30 pm to help answer any questions you may have. At this time, those eligible to receive the vaccination among our population are those supported in congregate settings like group homes, their staff, staff who have direct contact with OPWDD service recipients in “outpatient” settings, and those over the age of 75.

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Letter to Governor Cuomo Regarding Prioritization of the COVID-19 Vaccination

January 7, 2021

On behalf of the individuals with intellectual and or developmental disabilities (I/DD) living in OPWDD operated or funded congregate residences, clinical, direct support, and/or administrative staff who have routine direct contact with OPWDD service recipients as part of their work in certified site-based or non-site-based day services, self-direction, or in an Article 16 clinics, thank you for prioritizing these individuals in the current phase of vaccinations!

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Be Advised: Malicious Cyber Activity Related to the COVID-19 Vaccine

December 28, 2020

Misinformation and disinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccines are already circulating, particularly on social media platforms. For reliable facts, seek out vaccine information from official sources.

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Happy Kwanzaa

December 26, 2020

Hoping Kwanzaa brings you time to enjoy the blessings of family and community.

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas

December 23, 2020

“Sending you and your family peace, love and joy this Christmas.”

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SEASON’S GREETINGS

December 21, 2020

The holiday season is a special time of year filled with laughter, joy and cheerful celebration.

From all of us at Advance Care Alliance of New York (ACA/NY), we wish you happiness, good health and a spirited new year!

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Hub Site Opening Update

December 18, 2020

All the ACA/NY hub sites are now open, including our Long Island sites at 300 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge and 889 Harrison Street, Riverhead.

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Letter to Governor Cuomo Regarding Prioritization of the COVID-19 Vaccine

December 15, 2020

This letter is being sent on behalf of the seven Care Coordination Organizations (CCOs) providing Care Management to 120,000 Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities throughout the state of New York. The CCOs promote the delivery of comprehensive and effective person-centered care management to this vulnerable population.

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